Morris Animal Foundation Funds New Array of Wildlife Studies

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Are environmental contaminants affecting the health of city-dwelling birds or of the fish in our lakes, rivers and streams? Why are koalas getting cancers such as lymphoma and leukemia? What is causing the banded mongoose in Botswana’s Chobe National Park to die in record numbers? These are just a few of the wildlife health questions researchers hope to answer with funding from Morris Animal Foundation.

Morris Animal Foundation has awarded more than $1 million to support wildlife health projects in fiscal year 2015. This funding will benefit numerous species, including birds, fish, amphibians, marine and land mammals around the world. The projects range from studies of foot-and-mouth disease in African buffalo to the effects of environmental lead exposure on the New Orleans’ mockingbird population.

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